Macquarie AirFinance Leases One A320-200 to New Customer Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Dublin, 29 Aug 2014
Macquarie AirFinance, a global aircraft leasing company based in Dublin, Ireland, announced that it has completed the delivery of one Airbus A320-200 aircraft to Ho Chi Minh City-based operator Jetstar Pacific Airlines. The aircraft was purchased by Macquarie AirFinance from AirAsia Zest.
John Willingham, Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie AirFinance, said: "We would like to express our appreciation for, and extend a warm welcome to, our new customer Jetstar Pacific Airlines. The acquisition of the aircraft from AirAsia Zest and the subsequent lease to Jetstar Pacific Airlines is yet another example of our ability to tailor innovative solutions to meet our customers' fleet requirements."
Le Hong Ha, Chief Executive Officer of Jetstar Pacific Airlines commented "This aircraft is the 7th A320 aircraft and a welcome addition to our fleet. It will position Jetstar Pacific for its continued growth the fleet towards 10 aircraft over the next six months allowing for both the launch of international services and an expansion of its domestic network. We look forward to building a strong long term partnership with Macquarie AirFinance."
About Macquarie AirFinance
Macquarie AirFinance is a global aircraft leasing company providing aircraft and capital to the world's commercial airlines, and advisory and management services to aircraft owners. Established in 2006 and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the company currently owns, or manages 136 jet aircraft leased to 73 operators in 43 countries, across 6 continents.
About Jetstar Pacific
Jetstar Pacific is Vietnam's first value based carrier. Two major shareholders of Jetstar Pacific are Vietnam Airlines (67.83%) and Qantas Group (30%). Jetstar Pacific currently operates to nine destinations across Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hue, Vinh, Hai Phong, Buon Ma Thuot, Phu Quoc and Nha Trang with a schedule of up to 380 flights per week. The airline has planned to expand international market between Ho Chi Minh City and Bankok (Thailand), Singapore in the near future.
Jetstar Pacific is a member of Jetstar Group. The Jetstar Group is a network of value based carriers providing all day every day low fares across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.
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